Clay talisman from the time of the Abbasid caliphate was owned by a man named Kareem, who prayed for Allah’s protection against the evil eye
The names on the ossuaries found in the 2000-year-old Tiberian catacomb are in Greek but all that proves is that the Jews in Galilee were multicultural, archaeologists say
Maybe depicting a king: The 5-centimeter sculpture is rare example of figurative art from 9th century B.C.E.
Never mind where or when: Why did Neolithics begin to domesticate plants and animals? It wasn't because they were starving, suggests new research
Head & Scales shampoo might have been handy for Cretaceous dinosaurs shedding scaly skin through feathers, scientists report after microscopic analysis of fossils
Archaeologists found a gold coin depicting King Ptolemy III, who ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. and was an ancestor of the famed Cleopatra
Fossil plant 57 million years old found in Meghalaya seems ancestral to the sweet potato, and indicates the split from tobacco and tomatoes occurred a lot earlier than thought
4,700-year-old donkey skeletons found under houses in Gath, the biblical home of Goliath, show the Canaanites had mastered the art of the bit 1,000 years earlier than we thought
Jews have been unquestionably connected with the city for millennia, yet it functioned as their capital only for short periods in history
Ancient Greeks and Romans were notorious for their elaborate curses but a metal tablet with a hex in Aramaic is the first evidence that the Jews indulged too, Israeli researchers say.
1,000-year-old skull and severed right hand found in remote cave belonged to a person who died a violent death, probably as a result of a blood feud.
Revelations associates Megiddo in northern Israel with the end of days, but as the struggle over Jerusalem threatens to bring the apocalypse closer, we may want to revisit that assumption
Study of ancient European bones suggests leprosy had been on that continent more than 4,500 years ago, maybe even spreading from there across the world – even to the animal kingdom
Unique discoveries in tropical forest cave show gradual development of weapons and other skills, negating the theory of sudden spurts of innovation. Nice beads, too
In Byzantine times, parrotfish was considered was considered a great delicacy from Constantinople to the Negev. Scholars and chefs are trying to learn why
The cities along the Silk Road trade routes were like a food desert while nomads had varied, healthier diets, maybe because they had to, archaeologists prove by studying bones
High-resolution photography finds writing not visible with the naked eye on fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and paleo-Hebrew writing that hints at a scroll never seen before
A legal battle has centered around two medieval gems that were stolen from a Nablus synagogue in 1995 and were later found by Israel's customs authorities
Debris and bodies crushed under fallen walls had led archaeologists to think Mycenaean civilization was brought down by quake. Can't be, geophysical study reports
Early humans in southern Africa figured out that stabbing large animals close up is silly, so honed pieces of bone into projectile weaponry